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Tranzycja krajobrazu kulturowego. Na przykładzie Mazur po 1945 roku
Transition of the cultural landscape. On the example of the Masuria region after 1945

Author(s): Wojciech Bedyński
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: cultural landscape; transition;identity;
Summary/Abstract: The cultural landscape is a phenomenon that functions both individually and socially – as an image of the environment that each of us carries in mind and, at the same time, the elements of which are shared by others. In today’s world, we often encounter a rapid change of landscape resulting from the removal of its material side: cutting of forests, rapid changes in urban planning, changes in the way of farming. The article is an attempt to highlight an unusual situation: the situation in which – as a result of mass, forced migration – the human element disappears, and therefore those who carried this picture in their heads are gone. The continuity of the transmission of the narrative about the landscape disappears; its interpreters are not there anymore. Immigrants, new inhabitants, have to reinterpret foreign surroundings and create their own narratives.

  • Page Range: 39-51
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish